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Archaeologists Uncover Evidence Of Large Ancient Shipyard Near Rome

Archaeologists, leading an international excavation of Portus--the ancient port of Rome-- have uncovered the remains of a massive building close to the distinctive hexagonal basin or ‘harbor’, at the center of the port complex.

“Few Roman Imperial shipyards have been discovered and, if our identification is correct, this would be the largest of its kind in Italy or the Mediterranean,” said University of Southampton Professor and Portus Project Director Simon Keay.

Image credit: Archaeological Computing Research Group, Southampton